2013-14: After starting the season with just one game of NHL experience, finished the season as the sixth 20-game winner in franchise history (20-11-4 record)… Posted a 6-0-1 record when facing at least 35 shots… Was in net for both of Nashville's shootout victories, stopping 14-of-19 attempts in four shootout appearances (.737)... Notched a 13-4-2 record in from Jan. 14 until the end of the season, which included a five-game winning streak in his final five starts (March 21-April 13), posting a 1.77 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage in those five contests… Recorded his first career NHL shutout on April 5 at San Jose (35 saves)… Named the NHL's Third Star of the Week for Dec. 9-15 after compiling a 3-0-0 record with a 1.33 goals-against average and .960 save percentage in wins over the NY Rangers, Dallas and San Jose... Won his first NHL game in his first start as a Predator, stopping a career-high 38 shots in a 3-1 win at Winnipeg on Oct. 20, 2013.
2012-13: Made his NHL debut on April 27, stopping 25-of-28 shots at St. Louis... Ranked fifth in the AHL in games played (51), and tied for fifth in wins (26) in his second season with Rockford... Registered a season-long six-game win streak from Feb. 16 to March 8 ... Posted a 5-3-0 record with a 2.00 goals and a .935 save percentage against Nashville's primary developmental affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals.
CAREER NOTES: Named Rockford’s most valuable player of the 2011-12 season after setting a franchise record for lowest goals-against average (2.35) and tying the club mark in save percentage (.917)… Ranked among the AHL’s Top 15 goaltenders in games played (43), wins (22) and goals-against average in 2011-12… Spent his rookie professional season with Worcester (AHL) in 2010-11… Saw 51 shots, stopping 47 of them, in his 2010-11 season debut on Oct. 16, 2010 vs. Norfolk… Played his first four professional games upon the completion of his collegiate career with Adirondack (AHL) in 2009-10… Earned his first AHL win on March 21, 2010 at Hershey after making his Phantoms debut 24 hours earlier at Norfolk.
AMATEUR: Played four seasons at UMass-Lowell (Hockey East) from 2006-10, ending his collegiate career as the school’s all-time leader in goals-against average (2.33), save percentage (.913) and shutouts (10)… A 2010 Hockey East Second-Team All-Star and Bauer Goaltender Champion after ranking third among NCAA goaltenders in save percentage (.928) and fourth in goals-against average (2.04)… Also a New England Hockey Writer's Division I All-Star and team MVP his senior season in 2009-10… Allowed two goals or fewer in 13 of his 18 starts as a junior in 2008-09, finishing ninth in the nation in goals-against average (2.06)... Named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team as a sophomore in 2007-08… Won back-to-back Superior International Junior Hockey League titles in 2005 and 2006 as a member of the Fort William North Stars, posting a career record of 43-1-0 with a 1.72 goals-against average, a .926 save percentage and 12 shutouts... Named SIJHL Best Goaltender in 2005-06… Began his SIJHL career with the K&A 1st Nations Golden Hawks in 2003-04.
BACKGROUND: On Twitter: @CarterHutton… Favorites include Florida/Georgia Line (band), Leonardo DiCaprio (actor), Oakland Raiders (non-hockey uniform) and Martin Brodeur (player to watch)… Rule he’d most like to see changed in the game is getting rid of the trapezoid behind the net… Is most afraid of heights, and considers chocolate his guilty pleasure.
TRANSACTIONS: July 5, 2013 – Signed as a free agent by Nashville… Feb. 24, 2012 – Signed as a free agent by Chicago… June 1, 2010 – Signed as a free agent by San Jose.